Andromeda polifolia L.
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Asteridae||A large class that encompasses asters|
|Order||Ericales||Tea, persimmon, blueberry, Brazil nut, azalea, many others|
|Family||Ericaceae||Heath or heather family|
|Genus||Andromeda||From Greek Ἀνδρομέδη (Andromédē), “she who leads,” for princess Andromeda in Greek mythology: Carl Linnaeus compared the plant to the princess in some way|
|Species||polifolia||“Rosemary,” for the resemblence of the leaves to unrelated rosemary|
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Andromeda polifolia description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
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9/14/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, Massachusetts · ≈ 15 × 10″ (39 × 26 cm)
9/14/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, Massachusetts · ≈ 9 × 6″ (23 × 15 cm)
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